The Spitfire Grill Program

The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq

Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley

Directed by Ben Raanan

Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Bashir Page-Sanders

Scenic Designer
Nicholas Renaud

Sound Designer
Sam Morin

Music Director
Heather Holt Hall

Costume Designer
Jaime McNear

Props Designer
Elicia James

Stage Manager
Rebekah Atwell

Lighting Designer
Kyle Cunningham

Production Manager
Annie Jacobs

Setting: Taycheedah Prison & Gilead Wisconsin, 1998

This show runs 2 hours and 15 minutes with an intermission.

The Spitfire Grill contains various themes and ideas which may trigger individuals who have certain sensitivities. This play contains:
- Sounds and Discussion of the American prison system
- Mildly explicit description of familial rape (stepfather to stepdaughter)
- Discussion of miscarriage
- Depictions of PTSD and panic attacks
- Discussions regarding the after effects of the Vietnam war

CAST LIST (in order of appearance)

Percy -  Katelyn Kendrick
Joe - Romy Lopez
Hannah - Barbara Porreca
Effy - Sheila Traister
Caleb - Trenton Schindele
Shelby - Sam Barrasso
The Visitor - Daniel Traylor
Female Understudy - Kristen Mair

Production Team

Music and Book - James Valcq
Lyrics and Book - Fred Alley
Director - Ben Raanan
Choreographer - Bashir Page-Sanders
Music Director - Heather Holt Hall
Assistant Director/Dramaturg - Dorothy Jolly
Scenic Designer - Nicholas Renaud
Costume Designer - Jaime McNear
Lighting Designer - Kyle Cunningham
Sound Designer - Sam Morin
Props Designer - Elicia James
Production Manager - Annie Jacobs
Technical Director - Jen Medina-Gray
Stage Manager - Rebekah Atwell
Assistant Stage Managers - Madison Stout, Darion Ramos, Richard Sauer
Audio Engineer - Kate Warner
Wardrobe Supervisor - Alison Karner
Lighting Supervisor - Jordan Hass
Track Creator - Donna Debreceni
Captions - Emileigh Woodworth-Smith

Who is onstage?

Learn about each of the performers on stage with us this production.

The Team Behind the Scenes

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From the Director

A Letter from Artistic Director Ben Raanan. 

BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped us bring The Spitfire Grill to life!

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities staff and volunteers
Aurora Fox Theatre
Denver Center for Performing Arts
Deby Ellis
Fluid Truck
Jennifer Scott
Lone Tree Arts Center staff and volunteers
Northglenn Arts staff and volunteers
Phamaly ushers and backstage volunteers
Urban Land Conservancy
Vintage Theatre
And especially to our donors and supporters whose contributions make Phamaly's programming possible!

Thank You to our Community Partners and Sponsors

Bonfils Stanton Foundation